Crewe Hall Wedding

The first kiss as man and wife, walking hand in hand through a shower of confetti or cutting the wedding cake, key moments that used to capture guests' attention on the big day, now it seems guests are more interested in the couple's moves on the dance floor.

A traditional, two-step shuffle no longer cuts the mustard in the first dance territory according to a new wedding report from QHotels, revealing that 22% of couples now choreograph a special routine more personal to them as a couple than an awkward slow dance.

The survey of 1,500 people also found that 15% of Brits not only choreograph a dance but are so proud of their achievement that they also shared the dance on YouTube too.
The new trend coincides with the rise in popularity of dancing shows like Strictly Come Dancing, Stepping Out and Got To Dance. Couples appear to be keen to prove to friends and family that they are not only compatible emotionally, but physically on the dance floor too.

First dance songs have evolved along with the dance too, and although 8% of those surveyed had their first dance to romantic slow jam, 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' by Savage Garden, songs such as Abba - 'Dancing Queen' and 'What is Love' by Haddaway also cropped up in the report.

QHotels Marketing Director, Claire Rowland said: "Every bride and groom wants their wedding to stand out and be personal to them, and the first dance is no exception. A traditional slow dance to a classic romantic ballad does not suit everyone and we encourage all couples to express themselves and celebrate their individuality, as at QHotels, we do not believe in a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to weddings.
"Today's couples are opting for performance-quality, Strictly-style routines that are unique and memorable instead of simply sentimental."

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Richard Dalziel

So why don't you have a regular dinner dance then?

17th September 2014 | Reply


Hi Richard, Thanks for your comment. Please can you let me know which hotel you are interested in and we can certainly send you some information. Many Thanks

17th September 2014 | Reply

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